On this day: Mount Rushmore was completed

On the 31st of October, 1941, Mount Rushmore, an American sculpture of the faces of four US Presidents, was completed.

Six_GrandfathersAn image of Mount Rushmore — before construction began on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 1905.

Before construction began: 1905

The sculpture, in South Dakota, depicts George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The reason for the creation of the monument was to promote tourism in the area.

451px-Mount_Rushmore2Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness. circa 1932

George Washington under construction circa 1932. X

The monument took fourteen years to construct.

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